Erroll Garner is such a great piano player. Genius-lever surely. My favorite one. Erroll Louis Garner (June 15, 1923 – January 2, 1977) was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swingplaying and ballads. His best-known composition, the ballad "Misty", has become a jazz standard. Scott Yanow at Allmusic.com calls him "one of the most distinctive of all pianists" and a "brilliant virtuoso".